Human Resource Courses (SHRM)

In partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management.


Earn the new standard in HR certification!

This is an exciting and pivotal time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization. The HR profession is no longer just about what you know–but how you do your job.


Earn the new standards in HR certification:

These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement and reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™)
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™)

Focused training that’s time-efficient

In less than 20 hours of classroom time, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a complete overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. The course covers real-life HR issues and current topics that are vital for any supervisor or manager to know:

  • Employment law
  • Selecting qualified employees
  • Compensation
  • Orientation and training
  • Performance management



Also offered is an HR Specialist Certificate.

Human Resource (SHRM) Courses

Who SHRM courses are intended for

Human Resource issues impact every company in some way. That’s why it’s important to understand the fundamental issues surrounding HR today.  SHRM, the leading global HR professional organization, has developed the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course, which teaches the HR knowledge, skills and competencies required for overall business success. Whether you are new to HR, or it’s one of the many roles you fulfill at your company, Kilgore College’s course covers the key HR topics you need to know.  Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.

Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community
  • Eligibility Requirements

SHRM Certification Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must show that they have worked in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to 1 year of experience.
  • HR experience may be in an HR exempt or nonexempt capacity.
  • Applicants with a graduate degree (or global equivalency) in HR must currently be employed in an HR role.
  • HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management.
  • SHRM membership is not required.

Advancing your career. For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core HR competencies and increase productivity.

Why You Should Enroll in our SHRM Courses

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) which encourages HR professionals to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.

As part of your course, you will receive the new SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules in print and e-reader formats, and advanced online resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

By attending our course, you'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the No. 1 HR certification prep tool
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
  • Tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs)
SHRM Course Topics

Study with learning modules that provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge domains and behavioral competencies tested on the SHRM exams. 

Topic Areas:

Topic Area - HR Competencies Topic:

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Relationship Management
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication

Topic Area - People:

  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards

Topic Area - Organization:

  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management

Topic Area - Workplace:

  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • U.S. Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only
SHRM Learning System® Certificate

SHRM Learning System®:

Length: 36 hours

Cost: $995

Class: HRPO 2030 – Human Resource Certification Test Preparation

SHRM Learning System® is designed for managers & staff with experience in general management or HR management, HR professionals planning to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam or experienced managers new to the HR field. Instruction includes 5 modules covering 4 knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace & Strategy; and 8 behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness & Communication. Training materials included. For more info, contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 2030.001 Q1
Begins Thursday, Sept., 5, 2019
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays for 12 weeks

Registration Deadline: Aug. 26, 2019

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

About the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources® program:

This course will give you a solid overview of the key aspects of HR and provide tools you can immediately put to use in your organization. The content is newly updated with the latest HR regulations, trends and best practices. Case studies, competency connections and SHRM Body of Competencies and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) principles are incorporated into the material to illustrate how HR helps drive overall business success.


SHRM Essentials of Human Resources®:

  • Length: 18 hours
  • Cost: $475

Class: HRPO 1000 – Understanding the Human Resource Function

About the class: SHRM Essentials of Human Resources® is an entrylevel human resource-training program for anyone new to HR or anyone wanting to strengthen their employee management skills. Knowledge of the essentials can make you a better manager, protect your company from needless litigation and help advance your career. This program is for junior-level HR practitioners, anyone who wants to know more about careers in HR or anyone who hires/manages employees. For more info, please contact Brenda Brown at (903) 983-8288 or bjbrown@kilgore.edu.

Kilgore campus:

HRPO 1000.004 Q1
Begins Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for 6 weeks

Registration deadline: Sept. 10, 2019


Who can benefit from the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources® course?

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a solid foundation in human resource management and is effective training across multiple job responsibilities and career paths.

New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base:

  • Become more effective at handling day-to-day HR issues.
  • Familiarize yourself with the breadth of HR topics that go beyond your current responsibilities and tasks.
  • Gain an understanding of HR roles and responsibilities and how they apply to you.
  • Learn the key HR topics critical to avoiding costly litigation.
  • Practice handling various HR situations through case studies.
  • Refer to the printed materials when needed for HR challenges in the future.
  • Use this course as a stepping stone for those not yet ready to embark on certification.

Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company and business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation:

  • Become more effective at handling day-to-day HR issues.
  • Learn the key HR topics critical to avoiding costly litigation.
  • Familiarize yourself with the breadth of HR topics that go beyond your current responsibilities and tasks.
  • Gain an understanding of HR roles and responsibilities and how they apply to you.
  • Practice handling various HR situations through case studies.
  • Use the printed materials as a ready reference when called upon to use HR skills.

New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills

  • Become familiar with key HR topics that are part of the workplace today.
  • Foster a positive relationship with direct reports if you know how to handle HR issues effectively.
  • Discover ways to spot potential HR issues and solutions to address them before they become problematic.
  • Use the printed materials as a ready reference when called upon to use HR skills.

Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services:

  • Provide better service and meet client needs with a good understanding of HR-related issues that clients are dealing with.
  • Learn how to key in on certain HR issues that are related to specific industries and client situations.
  • Establish an understanding of common HR language and proper terminology for communicating with HR professionals.
  • Use the printed materials as a ready reference to look up customer-related HR topics and issues when they arise.

International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices

  • Learn the basics of U.S. Human Resource law.
  • Know how to identify the current key HR topics that are prevalent in the U.S.
  • Understand the pitfalls of dealing with U.S. HR issues.
  • Use the printed materials as a ready reference when needed.

Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills:

  • Familiarize yourself with the breadth of HR topics.
  • Gain an understanding of HR roles and responsibilities.
  • Use this course to determine if a career in HR fits with your skills and goals.
  • Network with others already in the HR field.
  • Use this course to build basic business skills that are valuable in many employment situations.

For information about HR Courses:

Brenda Brown
Administrative Assistant
Workforce Development and CE
Phone:
(903) 983-8288
Office:
Woodruff Adult Educ. Center (WDRUF), 104